Investment Flows into Commodities Markets

Source: OPEC 12/27/2015, Location: Europe

Open interest volume (OIV) increased in November for select US commodity markets such as agriculture, crude oil, copper, natural gas and livestock, while it decreased for precious metals. Meanwhile, speculative net length positions decreased for agriculture, crude oil, copper, livestock and precious metals, while net short positions decreased for natural gas.

Agriculture’s OIV increased by 3.5% m-o-m to 4,938,091 contracts in November. Meanwhile, money managers increased their net long positions by 84.6% to 35,878 lots, largely because of decreases in net length positions of corn and the soy complex.

Henry Hub’s natural gas OIV increased by 3.8% m-o-m to 1,009,800 contracts in November. Money managers decreased their net short positions slightly, by 3.8%, to reach 206,589 lots, but remained largely bearish on continuing expectations of warmerthan- normal winter weather.

Copper’s OIV increased by 12.5% m-o-m to 179,696 contracts in November. Money managers switched to a net short position of 20,092 lots from a net long position of 5,402 lots the previous month.

The precious metals’ OIV decreased by 2.9% m-o-m to 595,900 contracts in November. Money managers’ net long positions decreased by 71% to 37,543 lots, with a large decrease of net length in gold on the expectation of higher interest rates in the US.


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